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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150791/16-channel-flexible-system-to-measure-electrophysiological-properties-of-bioengineered-hearts
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Betsy H Salazar, Kristopher A Hoffman, Anilkumar K Reddy, Sridhar Madala, Ravi K Birla
As tissue engineering continues to mature, it is necessary to develop new technologies that bring insight into current paradigms and guide improvements for future experiments. To this end, we have developed a system to characterize our bioartificial heart model and compare them to functional native structures. In the present study, the hearts of adult Sprague-Dawley were decellularized resulting in a natural three-dimensional cardiac scaffold. Neonatal rat primary cardiac cells were then cultured within a complex 3D fibrin gel, forming a 3-dimensional cardiac construct, which was sutured to the acellular scaffold and suspended in media for 24-48 h...
November 17, 2017: Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150473/patient-level-and-practice-level-factors-associated-with-consultation-duration-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-over-one-million-consultations-in-english-primary-care
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Sarah Stevens, Clare Bankhead, Toqir Mukhtar, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Tim A Holt, Chris Salisbury, F D Richard Hobbs
OBJECTIVES: Consultation duration has previously been shown to be associated with patient, practitioner and practice characteristics. However, previous studies were conducted outside the UK, considered only small numbers of general practitioner (GP) consultations or focused primarily on practitioner-level characteristics. We aimed to determine the patient-level and practice-level factors associated with duration of GP and nurse consultations in UK primary care. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional data were obtained from English general practices contributing to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) linked to data on patient deprivation and practice staffing, rurality and Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) achievement...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150198/comparative-effectiveness-of-extended-release-naltrexone-versus-buprenorphine-naloxone-for-opioid-relapse-prevention-x-bot-a-multicentre-open-label-randomised-controlled-trial
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Joshua D Lee, Edward V Nunes, Patricia Novo, Ken Bachrach, Genie L Bailey, Snehal Bhatt, Sarah Farkas, Marc Fishman, Phoebe Gauthier, Candace C Hodgkins, Jacquie King, Robert Lindblad, David Liu, Abigail G Matthews, Jeanine May, K Michelle Peavy, Stephen Ross, Dagmar Salazar, Paul Schkolnik, Dikla Shmueli-Blumberg, Don Stablein, Geetha Subramaniam, John Rotrosen
BACKGROUND: Extended-release naltrexone (XR-NTX), an opioid antagonist, and sublingual buprenorphine-naloxone (BUP-NX), a partial opioid agonist, are pharmacologically and conceptually distinct interventions to prevent opioid relapse. We aimed to estimate the difference in opioid relapse-free survival between XR-NTX and BUP-NX. METHODS: We initiated this 24 week, open-label, randomised controlled, comparative effectiveness trial at eight US community-based inpatient services and followed up participants as outpatients...
November 14, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146808/extended-gamma-ray-sources-around-pulsars-constrain-the-origin-of-the-positron-flux-at-earth
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A U Abeysekara, A Albert, R Alfaro, C Alvarez, J D Álvarez, R Arceo, J C Arteaga-Velázquez, D Avila Rojas, H A Ayala Solares, A S Barber, N Bautista-Elivar, A Becerril, E Belmont-Moreno, S Y BenZvi, D Berley, A Bernal, J Braun, C Brisbois, K S Caballero-Mora, T Capistrán, A Carramiñana, S Casanova, M Castillo, U Cotti, J Cotzomi, S Coutiño de León, C De León, E De la Fuente, B L Dingus, M A DuVernois, J C Díaz-Vélez, R W Ellsworth, K Engel, O Enríquez-Rivera, D W Fiorino, N Fraija, J A García-González, F Garfias, M Gerhardt, A González Muñoz, M M González, J A Goodman, Z Hampel-Arias, J P Harding, S Hernández, A Hernández-Almada, J Hinton, B Hona, C M Hui, P Hüntemeyer, A Iriarte, A Jardin-Blicq, V Joshi, S Kaufmann, D Kieda, A Lara, R J Lauer, W H Lee, D Lennarz, H León Vargas, J T Linnemann, A L Longinotti, G Luis Raya, R Luna-García, R López-Coto, K Malone, S S Marinelli, O Martinez, I Martinez-Castellanos, J Martínez-Castro, H Martínez-Huerta, J A Matthews, P Miranda-Romagnoli, E Moreno, M Mostafá, L Nellen, M Newbold, M U Nisa, R Noriega-Papaqui, R Pelayo, J Pretz, E G Pérez-Pérez, Z Ren, C D Rho, C Rivière, D Rosa-González, M Rosenberg, E Ruiz-Velasco, H Salazar, F Salesa Greus, A Sandoval, M Schneider, H Schoorlemmer, G Sinnis, A J Smith, R W Springer, P Surajbali, I Taboada, O Tibolla, K Tollefson, I Torres, T N Ukwatta, G Vianello, T Weisgarber, S Westerhoff, I G Wisher, J Wood, T Yapici, G Yodh, P W Younk, A Zepeda, H Zhou, F Guo, J Hahn, H Li, H Zhang
The unexpectedly high flux of cosmic-ray positrons detected at Earth may originate from nearby astrophysical sources, dark matter, or unknown processes of cosmic-ray secondary production. We report the detection, using the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC), of extended tera-electron volt gamma-ray emission coincident with the locations of two nearby middle-aged pulsars (Geminga and PSR B0656+14). The HAWC observations demonstrate that these pulsars are indeed local sources of accelerated leptons, but the measured tera-electron volt emission profile constrains the diffusion of particles away from these sources to be much slower than previously assumed...
November 17, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146662/comparative-effectiveness-of-injectable-penicillin-versus-a-combination-of-penicillin-and-gentamicin-in-children-with-pneumonia-characterised-by-indrawing-in-kenya-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Lucas Malla, Rafael Perera-Salazar, Emily McFadden, Mike English
OBJECTIVES: Kenyan guidelines for antibiotic treatment of pneumonia recommended treatment of pneumonia characterised by indrawing with injectable penicillin alone in inpatient settings until early 2016. At this point, they were revised becoming consistent with WHO guidance after results of a Kenyan trial provided further evidence of equivalence of oral amoxicillin and injectable penicillin. This change also made possible use of oral amoxicillin for outpatient treatment in this patient group...
November 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145602/genotype-based-selection-of-treatment-for-patients-with-advanced-colorectal-cancer-seticc-a-pharmacogenetic-based-randomized-phase-ii-trial
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A Abad, E Martínez-Balibrea, J M Viéitez, V A Orduña, P García Alfonso, J L Manzano, B Massutí, M Benavides, A Carrato, M Zanui, J Gallego, C Grávalos, V Conde, M Provencio, M Valladares, R Salazar, J Sastre, C Montagut, F Rivera, E Aranda
Background: There has been little progress toward personalized therapy for patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC). TYMS-3' untranslated region (UTR) 6 bp ins/del and ERCC1-118C/T polymorphisms were previously reported to facilitate selecting patients for fluoropyrimidine-based treatment in combination with oxaliplatin as first-line therapy. We assessed the utility of these markers in selecting therapy for patients with mCRC. Patients and methods: This randomized, open-label phase II trial compared bevacizumab plus XELOX (control) versus treatment tailored according to TYMS-3'UTR 6 bp ins/del and ERCC1-118C/T polymorphisms...
November 14, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141888/lung-cancer-associated-pulmonary-hypertension-role-of-microenvironmental-inflammation-based-on-tumor-cell-immune-cell-cross-talk
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Soni Savai Pullamsetti, Baktybek Kojonazarov, Samantha Storn, Henning Gall, Ylia Salazar, Janine Wolf, Andreas Weigert, Nefertiti El-Nikhely, Hossein Ardeschir Ghofrani, Gabriele A Krombach, Ludger Fink, Stefan Gattenlöhner, Ulf R Rapp, Ralph Theo Schermuly, Friedrich Grimminger, Werner Seeger, Rajkumar Savai
Dyspnea is a frequent, devastating, and poorly understood symptom of advanced lung cancer. In our cohort, among 519 patients who underwent a computed tomography scan for the diagnosis of lung cancer, 250 had a mean pulmonary artery diameter of >28 mm, indicating pulmonary hypertension (PH). In human lung cancer tissue, we consistently observed increased vascular remodeling and perivascular inflammatory cell accumulation (macrophages/lymphocytes). Vascular remodeling, PH, and perivascular inflammatory cell accumulation were mimicked in three mouse models of lung cancer (LLC1, KRas(LA2) , and cRaf-BxB)...
November 15, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141833/comparative-study-of-the-clinical-histological-and-biological-characteristics-of-squamous-cell-carcinomas-in-areas-previously-treated-with-photodynamic-therapy
#8
Tamara Gracia Cazaña, Nerea Salazar, Jesús Vera-Álvarez, Salvador González, Angeles Juarranz, Yolanda Gilaberte
Although photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective treatment option for non-melanoma skin cancer, the development of aggressive tumours in PDT-treated areas has been described. To evaluate the clinical, histological, and biological characteristics of squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) in areas previously treated with PDT vs those arising in areas never treated with this therapeutic modality. A retrospective observational study was designed. We collected all cases of invasive SCCs in areas previously treated with PDT...
November 15, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141635/repeat-testing-for-chlamydia-trachomatis-a-safe-approach-to-unsafe-sex-a-qualitative-exploration-among-youth-in-stockholm
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Anna Nielsen, Ayesha De Costa, Kristina Gemzell Danielsson, Mariano Salazar
BACKGROUND: Chlamydia trachomatis testing is offered to youth in Sweden, through a network of Youth Health Clinics, free at the point of care, in an attempt to bring down the prevalence and incidence of the infection. Nevertheless, infections rates have continued to rise during the past two decades and re-testing rates among youth for Chlamydia trachomatis has been reported to be high in Stockholm County. A few literature reports suggest that testing for sexually transmitted infections and the test result itself can have an undesirable impact on the sexual behaviour for the individual, i...
November 15, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140910/polygenic-profile-and-exercise-induced-muscle-damage-by-a-competitive-half-ironman
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Juan Del Coso, Juan J Salinero, Beatriz Lara, César Gallo-Salazar, Francisco Areces, David Herrero, Carlos Puente
Del Coso, J, Salinero, JJ, Lara, B, Gallo-Salazar, C, Areces, F, Herrero, D, and Puente, C. Polygenic profile and exercise-induced muscle damage by a competitive half-ironman. J Strength Cond Res XX(X): 000-000, 2017-To date, it is still unknown why some individuals develop higher levels of muscle damage than other individuals, despite participating in exercise with comparable levels of physical intensity. The aim of this investigation was to analyze 7 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) that are candidates to explain individual variations in the level of muscle damage attained during a half-ironman competition...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140100/lip-repositioning-technique-with-smile-elevator-muscle-containment-a-novel-cosmetic-approach-for-gummy-smile-case-report
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Gustavo Javier Salazar Littuma, Humberto Cherem Mendez de Souza, Gabriella Mercedes Peñarrieta, Ricardo de Souza Magini, Eduardo Saba-Chujfi
Excessive gingival display (EGD) is a challenge for dentists attempting to provide their patients a pleasant smile. EGD associated with hyperactivity of the smile elevator muscles can be treated with various surgical techniques; regardless of which technique is used, to achieve a predictable result with long-term stability limiting upper lip movement when the patient smiles, a firm muscle containment is imperative. This report describes an innovative suture procedure associated with a lip repositioning technique aimed at maintaining the traction and containment of the smile elevator muscles...
November 2017: Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137987/degree-of-pectin-methyl-esterification-in-endosperm-cell-walls-is-involved-in-embryo-bending-in-arabidopsis-thaliana
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José E Cruz-Valderrama, Karina Jiménez-Durán, Esther Zúñiga-Sánchez, Alexis Salazar-Iribe, Judith Márquez-Guzmán, Alicia Gamboa-deBuen
The endosperm is a transitory structure involved in proper embryo elongation. The cell walls of mature seed endosperm are generally composed of a uniform distribution of cellulose, unesterified homogalacturonans, and arabinans. Recent studies suggest that changes in cell wall properties during endosperm development could be related to embryo growth. The degree of methyl esterification of homogalacturonans may be involved in this endosperm tissue remodelling. The relevance of the degree of homogalacturonan methyl esterification during seed development was determined by immunohistochemical analyses using a panel of probes with specificity for homogalaturonans with different degrees of methyl esterification...
November 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136016/monitoring-the-effects-of-land-cover-change-on-the-supply-of-ecosystem-services-in-an-urban-region-a-study-of-santiago-valpara%C3%A3-so-chile
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Claudia Montoya-Tangarife, Francisco de la Barrera, Alejandro Salazar, Luis Inostroza
Mankind's quest for well-being results in continuous pressure to transform landscapes, with said transformation driven by land use changes, urbanization, production activity, and protective measures in addition to climate variability and other environmental drivers. The relationship between anthropogenic landscape changes and the provision of ecosystem services (ES) is a topic of increasing interest in Latin America. In Chile, land cover changes due to increased urbanization and forestry, and expansion of agricultural land, in addition to conservation initiatives as a part of land planning, have been intensive in the last few decades...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135252/neo-clerodane-diterpenoids-from-salvia-polystachya-stimulate-the-expression-of-extracellular-matrix-components-in-human-dermal-fibroblasts
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Elihú Bautista, Naytzé Ortiz-Pastrana, Guillermo Pastor-Palacios, Angélica Montoya-Contreras, Rubén A Toscano, Jesús Morales-Jiménez, Luis A Salazar-Olivo, Alfredo Ortega
Eleven neo-clerodane diterpenoids (1-11) including the new analogues 1, 2, and 10, and 3',5,6,7-tetrahydroxy-4'-methoxyflavone (12) were isolated from the aerial parts of Salvia polystachya. Polystachyne G (1) and 15-epi-polystachyne G (2) were isolated as an epimeric mixture, containing a 5-hydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one unit in the side chain at C-12 of the neo-clerodane framework. Polystachyne H (10) contains a 1(10),2-diene moiety and a tertiary C-4 hydroxy group. The structures of these compounds were established by analysis of their NMR spectroscopic and MS spectrometric data...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134139/male-sex-pheromone-components-in-heliconius-butterflies-released-by-the-androconia-affect-female-choice
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Kathy Darragh, Sohini Vanjari, Florian Mann, Maria F Gonzalez-Rojas, Colin R Morrison, Camilo Salazar, Carolina Pardo-Diaz, Richard M Merrill, W Owen McMillan, Stefan Schulz, Chris D Jiggins
Sex-specific pheromones are known to play an important role in butterfly courtship, and may influence both individual reproductive success and reproductive isolation between species. Extensive ecological, behavioural and genetic studies of Heliconius butterflies have made a substantial contribution to our understanding of speciation. Male pheromones, although long suspected to play an important role, have received relatively little attention in this genus. Here, we combine morphological, chemical and behavioural analyses of male pheromones in the Neotropical butterfly Heliconius melpomene...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132908/editorial-special-section-remitb-infection-genetics-and-evolution
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Raquel Muñiz-Salazar
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November 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130700/-dissatisfaction-with-body-image-and-its-relation-to-nutritional-status-cardiometabolic-risk-and-cardiorespiratory-capacity-in-public-school-children
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Pedro Antonio Delgado Floody, Cristian Martínez Salazar, Felipe Caamaño Navarrete, Daniel Jerez Mayorga, Aldo Osorio Poblete, Felipe García Pinillos, Pedro Latorre Román
INTRODUCTION: The increase in abdominal fat and excess weight are related to dissatisfaction with body image, which nowadays is highly prevalent nationally and internationally. AIM: The purpose of the study was to relate dissatisfaction levels to body image, nutritional status, cardiometabolic risk and cardiorespiratory capacity in pre-adolescent students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-nine students participated in the study, 165 girls (11...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129974/screening-of-pesticides-with-the-potential-of-inducing-dsb-and-successive-recombinational-repair
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Karen Suárez-Larios, Ana-María Salazar-Martínez, Regina Montero-Montoya
A study was realized to ascertain whether eight selected pesticides would induce double strand breaks (DSB) in lymphocyte cultures and whether this damage would induce greater levels of proteins Rad51 participating in homologous recombination or of p-Ku80 participating in nonhomologous end joining. Only five pesticides were found to induce DSB of which only glyphosate and paraoxon induced a significant increase of p-Ku80 protein, indicating that nonhomologous end joining recombinational DNA repair system would be activated...
2017: Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129613/pgc-1%C3%AE-functions-as-a-co-suppressor-of-xbp1s-to-regulate-glucose-metabolism
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Jaemin Lee, Mario Andrés Salazar Hernández, Thomas Auen, Patrick Mucka, Justin Lee, Umut Ozcan
OBJECTIVE: Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) coactivator-1α (PGC-1α) promotes hepatic gluconeogenesis by activating HNF4α and FoxO1. PGC-1α expression in the liver is highly elevated in obese and diabetic conditions, leading to increased hepatic glucose production. We previously showed that the spliced form of X-box binding protein 1 (XBP1s) suppresses FoxO1 activity and hepatic gluconeogenesis. The shared role of PGC-1α and XBP1s in regulating FoxO1 activity and gluconeogenesis led us to investigate the probable interaction between PGC-1α and XBP1s and its role in glucose metabolism...
October 28, 2017: Molecular Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122234/-suspicion-index-psychiatric-manifestations-of-nmdar-encephalitis-in-paediatric-patients
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Juan Fernando Gómez Castro, Omar Salazar, Zenayda Conde
Immune encephalitis is a diverse group of disorders that share some unique diagnostic approaches and specific treatments. Some of the initial manifestations are non-specific and difficult to distinguish from encephalitis of other aetiologies, and even with modern diagnostic tools there are still a number of cases for which definitive causes cannot be clarified. Among these, N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) encephalitis is a particular form of immune encephalitis that has some distinctive clinical manifestations, which allows the clinical evaluator to suggest a more accurate diagnosis and start treatments even in the absence of specific laboratory tests...
October 2017: Revista Colombiana de Psiquiatría
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